drop someone in it

drop someone in it

BRITISH, INFORMAL
COMMON If someone drops you in it, they cause trouble for you, especially by telling someone about something wrong that you have done or something that is embarrassing for you. He was dropped right in it by his own officials who admitted that they do not know what he is talking about. By the time the police caught up with him, his mates had already dropped him in it.
See also: drop

drop someone in it

place someone in an embarrassing or awkward situation. informal
See also: drop